|Fungi country - mostly beech with some oak|
Here are some of my finds from the last week, which I've had a go at naming ...
|Dapperling - the dark brown pyramidal scales on the cap remind me of the|
browned meringue on a baked Alaska
|I believe this is a newly emerged death cap - as the name suggests this is |
one of our most poisonous fungi and emerges covered in a white veil which
soon disappears. It had crowded white gills and a white ring around the stem
|Aniseed funnel - a greyish blue fungus that smells of aniseed|
|Beechwood sickener - a poisonous fungus that always seems to be well nibbled|
by the slugs when you find one - I assume they aren't poisoned by it!
|One of the cups (not sure which one) - cup shaped fungi with no stem. It had|
a smooth, brown, jelly like top surface and a white almost furry underside
|Trooping funnels - large fungus with a small cap in relation to the size of the |
stem and gills that run down the stem
|A forest of little bonnets|
|Hare'sfoot inkcap - the cap and stem are covered in furry white scales|
|Ochre brittlegill - as the name suggests the gills are very brittle and will snap |
if you touch them
|Porcelain fungus - a slimy white fungus that usually grows high up on beech |
|Porcelain fungus growing all over the branches of a beech tree|
We've barely got going with the fungi season, so it's really exciting to find so many weird and wonderful discoveries already. Whilst I've enjoyed the sunshine of the last few days, I would secretly quite like a bit more rain, just to keep the beechwoods nice and damp so even more fungi pop up! .